Christian World News – May 19, 2017


>>George: THIS WEEK ON
“CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,”
PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES OFF
ON HIS WORLD RELIGION
TOUR, VISITING RIAD,
JERUSALEM, AND ROME.
HEAR WHAT HE PLANS TO SAY
TO THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS AND
HIS PLAN TO PRAY AT
JERUSALEM’S WESTERN WALL.
>>Wendy: PLUS, MOVING
THE U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL
FROM TEL AVIV TO
JERUSALEM.
CANDIDATE TRUMP PLEDGED HE
WOULD DO IT, BUT THIS WEEK
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS NOT
NOW.
WILL HE KEEP HIS PROMISE?
>>George: AND TO
INDONESIA, A CHRISTIAN
GOVERNOR IS SENTENCED TO
TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR
BLABLASPHEMYING THE QURAN.
AND NOW PROTESTORS ARE
CRYING OUT, FREE AHOK.
>>George: I’M WENDY
GRIFFITH.
>>George: AND I’M
GEORGE THOMAS.
>>Wendy: PRESIDENT
TRUMP WILL BE ATTENDING A
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT
IN EUROPE, BUT FIRST HIS
STOPS WILL BE — HIS FIRST
STOP IS THE MIDDLE EAST,
INCLUDING ISRAEL.
>>George: THIS WEEKEND
THE PRESIDENT WILL VISIT A
MAJOR MUSLIM NATION AS HE
IS LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN A
COALITION AGAINST ISLAMIC
TERRORISM.
MY COLLEAGUE DALE HURD HAS
THIS STORY.
>>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT WILL STOP FIRST
IN SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE
HE’LL MEET WITH THE
LEADERS OF MORE THAN 50
MUSLIM NATIONS.
HE IS EXPECTED TO DELIVER
AN IMPORTANT SPEECH ON THE
NEED TO DIRECTLY CONFRONT
AND DEFEAT RADICAL ISLAM.
>>THE SPEECH IS INTENDED
TO UNITE THE BROADER
MUSLIM WORLD AGAINST
COMMON ENEMIES OF ALL
CIVILIZATION, AND TO
DEMONSTRATE AMERICA’S
COMMITMENT TO OUR MUSLIM
PARTNERS.
>>Reporter: CBN NEWS’
DAVID BRODY WILL BE
TRAVELLING WITH THE
PRESIDENT.
>> David: STEVEN
MILLER, WHO IS VERY
CONSERVATIVE, HE IS
WRITING THAT ISLAM SPEECH.
SO GET READY FOR SOME
POTENTIAL FIGHTING WORDS.
>>Reporter: AND THERE
IS HOPE IN SAUDI ARABIA
FOR A RESET IN RELATIONS
WITH THE UNITED STATES.
>>SAUDI ARABIA IS
DELIGHTED.
THEY WERE VERY
DISAPPOINTED WITH
PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO THEY
THOUGHT FAVORED IRAN
RATHER THAN THEM.
>>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT THEN HEADS TO
ISRAEL, WHERE HE’LL MEET
WITH PRIME MINISTER
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ON
MONDAY AND PALESTINIAN
LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS
TUESDAY IN BETHLEHEM.
ONE THING THE PRESIDENT IS
NOT EXPECTED TO DO ON THIS
TRIP: ANNOUNCE THE MOVING
OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM
TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM,
SOMETHING HE PLEDGED AS A
CANDIDATE.
BUT HE WILL VISIT THE
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
SEPULCHRE AND SAY A PRAYER
AT THE WESTERN WALL IN
JERUSALEM.
THEN IT IS ON TO ROME AND
A MEETING WITH POPE
FRANCIS.
THE TWO HAD SHARP
DIFFERENCES DURING THE
CAMPAIGN SEASON OVER TRUMP
OTRUMP’S PROPOSED BORDER
WALL.
AND THEN ON THURSDAY, IT
IS A VISIT TO BELGIUM.
THE EUROPEAN UNION
HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS
AND A MEETING WITH THE
HEADS OF THE E.U. AND THE
EUROPEAN COUNCIL.
AND HE WILL MEET NEWLY
ELECTED FRENCH PRESIDENT
EMMANUEL MACRON.
AND THE PRESIDENT WILL
THEN GO TO THE G-7 SUMMIT
IN SICILY, BEFORE WRAPPING
UP WITH A SPEECH TO
AMERICAN MILITARY MEN AND
WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
>>George>>Wendy: JENNIFER
WISHON JOINS US NOW FROM
THE WHITE HOUSE.
JENNIFER, WHY DID HE
CHOOSE TO GO TO THESE
COUNTRIES, AND WHAT DOES
HE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?
>>Jennifer: THE
PRESIDENT, AS GEORGE SAID,
IS MAKING HIS FIRST
FOREIGN TRIP, THE WORLD
RELIGION TOUR.
HE CHOSE TO VISIT THESE
COUNTRIES FIRST.
IF YOU LOOK AT THIS
PRESIDENT’S FOREIGN
POLICY, HE IS VERY FOCUSED
ON DEFEATING ISIS, ON
DEFEATING RADICAL ISLAMIC
TERRORISM.
SO AS HE VISITS THESE HOLY
SITES OF ISLAM, JUDAISM
AND CHRISTIANITY, HE IS
GOING TO BE WORKING TO
SPREAD A UNIFYING MESSAGE,
AND SAYING, YOU KNOW,
BASICALLY THESE THREATS
ARE A THREAT TO ALL
CIVILIZED IITIES, AN SOCIETIES.
AND WE NEED TO BE UNIFIED
AGAINST THIS THREAT.
THE PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS
THAT A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS
IN THE WORLD HAS TO DO
WITH RELIGION.
THE WAY THAT RELIGIONS
PEOPLE THINK ABOUT EACH
OTHER, THE WAY THAT
RELIGIONS RELATE TO ONE
ANOTHER.
AND THE FACT THAT
CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND,
THERE ARE A LOT OF UNSEEN
FORCES AT PLAY IN THE
WORLD, ESPECIALLY IN THAT
PART OF THE WORLD.
>>Wendy: REGARDING
ISRAEL, THE ADMINISTRATION
HAS RAISED SOME EYEBROWS,
FIRST BY NOT ACKNOWLEDGING
THAT THE WESTERN WALL
BELONGS TO ISRAEL, AND
THEN SAYING THEY WON’T
MOVE THE EMBASSY TO
JERUSALEM YET.
HOW ARE THE PRESIDENT’S
EVANGELICAL SUPPORTERS
RESPONDING TO THESE
SURPRISES?
>>Jennifer: YEAH,
WENDY, THERE IS A LOT OF
DISAPPOINTMENT OUT THERE.
THE PRESIDENT’S VERY
STRONG STANCE ON ISRAEL IS
ONE OF THE REASONS
EVANGELICALS WENT TO THE
POLLS AND SUPPORTED HIM ON
RECORD NUMBERS.
THE FACT THAT THE
PRESIDENT IS NOT INVITING
NETANYAHU TO JOIN HIM AT
THE WESTERN WALL,
NETANYAHU BEING THE LEADER
OF THE HOLY STATE IS A BIT
OF A SLAP IN THE FACE TO
BOTH NETANYAHU AND ISRAEL.
ON THE MOVE OF THE EMBASSY
TO JERUSALEM, THE WHITE
HOUSE IS BEING VERY
CAREFUL TO SAY — THEY
TOLD ME — WHITE HOUSE
OFFICIALS TOLD ME, YES,
THEY WILL NOT MAKE AN
ANNOUNCEMENT TO MOVE THE
EMBASSY ON THIS TRIP, BUT
THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT A
FINAL DECISION HAS BEEN
MADE.
AND HAVING WATCHED THIS
PRESIDENT OVER THE PAST
FEW MONTHS, I CAN TELL
UH-HUH TRULYOUHE TRULY IS ABOUT THE ART
OF THE DEAL.
I CAN SEE HIM HOLDING THIS
DECISION OVER THE HEADS OF
THE PALESTINIANS, WHO TOLD
HIM THEY WERE GOING TO
NEGOTIATE WITH THE
ISRAELIS IN GOOD FAITH.
WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT.
THE PRESIDENT HAS UNTIL
JUNE 2nd TO MAKE THAT
DECISION, AS TO WHETHER OR
NOT HE IS GOING TO WAIVE
THAT LAW, AND IT SAYS THAT
THE U.S. EMBASSY SHOULD BE
IN JERUSALEM.
50 YEARS AGO, ISRAELIS
DEFENDED THEMSELVES
AGAINST ATTACKS ON ALL
SIDES COMING AT THEM, TO
CAPTURE EAST JERUSALEM, TO
UNIFY THE CITY, AND TO
MAKE IT THE CAPITAL OF
ISRAEL.
ISRAEL, OF COURSE,
AMERICA’S CLOSEST ALLY.
AND IT’S REALLY LUDICROUS
THAT 50 YEARS LATER WE’RE
STILL HAVING THIS DEBATE.
AND THE FACT THAT THE U.S.
EMBASSY IS NOT IN
JERUSALEM.
>>Wendy: THAT CLEARLY
SHOWS THAT THIS IS A
SPIRITUAL BATTLE AS MUCH
AS A POLITICAL BATTLE,
JENNIFER.
THERE IS A BRIGHT SPOT IN
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
U.N. AMBASSADOR NIKKI
HALEY HAS BEEN AN
OUTSPOKEN DEFENDER OF
ISRAEL, AND RECENTLY SHE
TOLD DAVID BRODY ABOUT THE
WESTERN WALL AND THE U.S.
EMBASSY.
LET’S WATCH.
>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE
POLICY OF THE
ADMINISTRATION IS, BUT I
BELIEVE THE WESTERN WALL
IS PART OF ISRAEL.
AND I THINK THAT’S HOW WE
HAVE ALWAYS SEEN IT, AND
THAT’S HOW WE SHOULD
PURSUE IT.
I’M NOT REAL SURE WHAT
HAPPENED WITH THAT ISSUE,
BUT I KNOW THEY’RE TRYING
TO FIX THAT AND GET THAT
TAKEN CARE OF.
WE’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT
THE WESTERN WALL WAS PART
OF ISRAEL.
OBVIOUSLY I BELIEVE THAT
THE CAPITAL SHOULD BE
JERUSALEM AND THE EMBASSY
SHOULD BE MOVED TO
JERUSALEM.
BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT ALL
OF THEIR GOVERNMENT IS IN
JERUSALEM, AND SO MUCH OF
WHAT GOES ON IS IN
JERUSALEM.
I THINK WE HAVE TO SEE
THAT FOR WHAT IT IS.
>>Wendy: JENNIFER, JUST
LIKE YOU WERE SAYING, AND
IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS THE
RIGHT PERSON TO HAVE AT
THE UNITED NATIONS.
>>Jennifer: SHE
CERTAINLY IS A BRIGHT
LIGHT.
THE LEVEL OF ANTI-SEMITISM
INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS
IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE.
AND ANOTHER THING THAT IS
UNBELIEVABLE, RECENTLY ALL
100 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED
STATES SENATE — ALL 100
MEMBERS, DEMOCRATS AND
REPUBLICANS — SENT A
LETTER TO THE UNITED
NATIONS AND TOLD THEM THAT
THEY NEED TO CUT THIS OUT.
THEY ALSO POINTED OUT THAT
THE UNITED NATIONS’ HUMAN
RIGHTS COUNCIL FOR ITS
HYPOCRISY.
THIS COUNCIL CONSTANTLY
TARGETS ISRAEL.
MEANWHILE, SOME OF THE
WORST HUMAN RIGHTS
VIOLATORS SIT ON THIS
COUNCIL.
COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA,
SAUDI ARABIA, CUBA.
AND SO NIKKI HALEY’S BOLD
LEADERSHIP, AND HER
WILLINGNESS NOT TO MINCE
WORDS ON THESE ISSUES
TRULY IS A BRIGHT LIGHT.
IT IS THE TYPE OF
LEADERSHIP THAT THE U.S.
REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN
DELIVERING TO THE U.N. FOR
A LONG TIME.
>>Wendy: I COULDN’T
AGREE MORE.
JENNIFER WISHON AT THE
WHITE HOUSE FOR US.
THANKS SO MUCH, JENNIFER.
>>George: AS WE
MENTIONED, PRESIDENT
TRUMP’S FIRST STOP IS
SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE HE IS
EXPECTED TO GIVE A MAJOR
SPEECH ON ISLAM.
MANY ARE HOPING HE COMES
ON MUCH STRONGER THAN HIS
PREDECESSOR.
>>>THEY WERE WORDS FORMER
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
REFUSED TO UTTER DURING
HIS EIGHT-YEAR PRESIDENCY,
RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.
BUT NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP.
>>President Trump: WE
WILL REINFORCE OLD
ALLIANCES AND FORM NEW
ONES AND UNITE THE
CIVILIZED WORLD AGAINST
RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM,
WHICH WE WILL EA EAR IRRADICATE
FROM THE EARTH.
>>HE WILL DELIVER AN
INSPIRING, YET DIRECT
SPEECH, ON THE NEED TO
CONFRONT RADICAL IDEOLOGY,
AND THE PRESIDENT’S HOPES
FOR A PEACEFUL VISION OF
ISLAM TO DOMINATE ACROSS
THE WORLD.
>>George: TRUMP WILL
MEET WITH LEADERS FROM
MORE THAN 50 MUSLIM
COUNTRIES, AND TAKE PART
IN A NEW CENTER IN SAUDI
ARABIA, AIMED AT PROMOTING
WHAT THE U.S. HOPES WILL
BE A MODERATE VERSION OF
ISLAM.
>>BY ESTABLISHING AND
OPERATING THIS CENTER, OUR
MUSLIM FRIENDS, INCLUDING
SAUDI ARABIA, ARE TAKING A
FIRM STAND AGAINST
EXTREMISM AND THOSE WHO
USE A PERVERTED
INTERPRETATION OF RELIGION
TO ADVANCE THEIR CRIMINAL
AND POLITICAL AGENDAS.
>>George: AND THE
PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO
ANNOUNCE PLANS OF A NATO
OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THAT
WOULD FIGHT ISLAMIC
TERRORISM IN THE REGION.
>>ONE OF THE GOALS ON
THIS TRIP IS FOR PRESIDENT
TRUMP TO MOBILIZE A
COALITION, INCLUDING SAUDI
ARABIA, AGAINST ISIS AND
al-QAEDA AND IRAN.
>>George: JIM PHILLIPS,
OUR MIDDLE EAST EXPERT
WITH THE HERITAGE
FOUNDATION, SAYS THE
PRESIDENT MUST NOT SHY
AWAY FROM CONFRONTING THE
SAUDIS ON THEIR CLIMATE OF
RADICALISM.
>>IF HE OFFERS THAT, I
THINK THEY WOULD BE
WILLING TO TAKE MORE STEPS
TO CONFRONT ISLAMIC
RADICALS IN THEIR OWN
RANKS.
>>George: THE SAUDI
KING SAYS HE WANTS TO
FIGHT ISLAMIC TERRORISM,
BUT PHILLIPS WORRIES IF
THE GOVERNMENT CAN
EFFECTIVELY GO AFTER
TERROR GROUPS THAT POSE A
THREAT TO THE REGION AND
THE UNITED STATES AS WELL.
>>I THINK HE CAN BE
TRUSTED AGAINST IRAN
BECAUSE IRAN IS SAUDI
ARABIA’S ARCH RIVAL.
BUT SAUDI ARABIA STILL IS
LIKELY TO SUPPORT GROUPS
THAT ARE HOSTILE TO THE
U.S. AND TO ISRAEL.
>>George: FRANKLIN
GRAHAM, SON OF BILLY
GRAHAM, OFTEN SPEAKS OUT
AGAINST THE THREAT OF
RADICAL ISLAM.
HE SAYS PAST AMERICAN
PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN
RELUCTANT TO PRESSURE THE
SAUDIS BECAUSE OF VARIOUS
MILITARY AND ECONOMIC
PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN OUR
TWO COUNTRIES.
>>WE’VE HAD MANY
AMERICANS THERE WORKING
FOR YEARS IN THE OIL
BUSINESS AND SO FORTH.
BUT WE DON’T NEED THEIR
OIL.
WE HAVE ALL OF THE OIL IN
THIS COUNTRY THAT WE NEED.
WE DON’T NEED TO BE
KISSING UP TO THEM.
I THINK IT IS TIME WE HAVE
A PRESIDENT THAT WILL
STAND UP TO SAUDI ARABIA.
>>George: BUT GRAHAM
AND OTHERS AREN’T HOLDING
THEIR BREATH.
PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL
ARRIVE IN THE DESERT
KINGDOM THIS WEEKEND
BEARING GIFTS, AMONG THEM,
TENS OF BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS OF U.S. MILITARY
HARDWARE TO HELP THE
SAUDIS BOOST THEIR DEFENSE
CAPABILITIES.
>>THERE IS SO MUCH
BUSINESS INTEREST AND THEY
SPEND SO MUCH BUYING
WEAPONS FROM US, WE HAVE A
TENDENCY TO LOOK THE OTHER
WAY.
>>George: KING SOLOMON
IS CALLING PRESIDENT
TRUMP’S UPCOMING VISIT
HISTORIC, AND HOPES THE
SUMMIT WILL ESTABLISH A
NEW PARTNERSHIP IN
CONFRONTING EXTREMISM AND
TERRORISM.
AFTER SAUDI ARABIA, TRUMP
WILL GO ON TO ISRAEL AND
THEN THE VATICAN.
>>>DAVID BRODY IS
TRAVELLING WITH THE PRESS
CORPS.
CHECK cbnnews.com FOR
THE LATEST UPDATES FROM
THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP.
>>Wendy: AND COMING UP,
THE PUSH TO RELOCATE THE
AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL
TO THE ETERNAL CAPITAL OF
THE JEWISH STATE.
>>Wendy: MORE THAN 60
CHRISTIAN AMERICAN LEADERS
HAVE SENT TRUMP A LETTER.
THEY’RE CALLING FOR HIM TO
RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE
CAPITAL OF ISRAEL, AND
THEY WANT HIM TO MOVE THE
U.S. EMBASSY THERE.
>>George: BUT THE WHITE
HOUSE SAYS WHILE TRUMP
WANTS TO MOVE THE EMBASSY,
HE WON’T DO IT NOW.
HE FEELS IT WOULD
COMPLICATE THE RESTART OF
PEACE TALKS BETWEEN
ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS.
CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US
THAT STORY.
>>Chris: IT WAS A
CAMPAIGN PROMISE CANDIDATE
DONALD TRUMP STATED OVER
AND OVER.
>>WE WILL MOVE THE
AMERICAN EMBASSY TO THE
ETERNAL CAPITAL OF THE
JEWISH PEOPLE, JERUSALEM.
>>Chris: BUT PRESIDENT
TRUMP WON’T FULFILL THAT
PROMISE WHEN HE VISITS
ISRAEL.
IT IS THE LATEST CHAPTER
IN AMERICA’S LONG
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY IN THE
HOLY LAND.
THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST
U.S. CONSULATE STOOD IN
1844, JUST INSIDE THE
WALLS OF THE OLD CITY,
NEAR THE JAFFA GATE.
NOW IT IS USED AS THE
CHRISTIAN INFORMATION
CENTER.
IN 1912 IT MOVED JUST A
FEW BLOCKS AWAY TO A PLACE
CALLED PROPHET STREET.
THEN IT MOVED TO THIS
LOCATION, WHERE THE U.S.
REPRESENTATIVE TO THE
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY NOW
SITS.
THIS CONSULATE REPORTS
DIRECTLY TO THE STATE
DEPARTMENT RATHER THAN THE
U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV.
ABOUT A 10 MINUTE DRIVE
AWAY STANDS A U.S.
GOVERNMENT BIDDING THAT
PROVIDES CONSULATE
SERVICES FOR U.S.
CITIZENS.
ALL OF THIS WHILE THE
EMBASSY SITS IN TEL AVIV.
AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE’S
ANNOUNCEMENT NOT TO MOVE
THE EMBASSY NOW, THE
QUESTION REMAINS: WILL IT
EVER RELOCATE TO
JERUSALEM?
>>WE ACTUALLY MET WITH
SENATOR JOHN KYLE UP ON
CAPITOL HILL ONE DAY, AND
WE GAUGED THAT HE WAS
SERIOUS, AND THAT MOVING
THE EMBASSY WAS AN ISSUE
THAT HE WANTED TO DO ON
PRINCIPLE.
IT WASN’T POLITICS; IT WAS
PRINCIPLE.
AND HE ASKED US TO DRAFT A
BILL.
>>Chris: MORE THAN 20
YEARS AGO, DAVID PARSENS
OF THE INTERNATIONAL
CHRISTIAN EMBASSY
JERUSALEM, THE I.E.C.J.,
HELPED DRAFT THE 1995
JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT.
>>AS THE BILL WENT
THROUGH THE SAUSAGE
GRINDER OF CONGRESS, IT
CHANGED.
THEY ADDED THIS
PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER
AUTHORITY, AND IT WAS
INTENDED TO GUT THE BILL.
IT SAID EVERY SIX MONTHS
THE PRESIDENT CAN SUSPEND
THIS BILL IF HE CERTIFIES
IT IS IN U.S. NATIONAL
SECURITY INTEREST.
IT IS FEAR THAT HAS KEPT
US OUT.
>>Chris: FOR MORE THAN
20 YEARS, SUCCESSIVE
PRESIDENT’PRESIDENTS HAVE SIGNED
THAT WAIVER, AND THE
CURRENT ONE EXPIRES
JUNE 1st.
ANOTHER REASON FORGIVEN
FOR INVOKING THE WAIVER IS
THAT THE U.S. IS SUPPOSED
TO BE AN HONEST BROKER.
>>HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS
THE CONCERN OR CRITICISM
THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD
HAVE, IF YOU DO THIS,
YOU’RE GOING TO UNDERMINE
THE, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, PEACE
PROCESS.
AND YOU’LL BE UNDERMINING
THIS ABILITY TO HAVE A
NEGOTIATED DEAL.
>>I THINK THAT AT LEAST
PUTTING OUR EMBASSY IN
WEST JERUSALEM WOULD
ACTUALLY STRENGTHEN THE
PEACE PROCESS.
IT WOULD GIVE ISRAEL
CONFIDENCE THAT ITS ALLY,
AMERICA, IS BEHIND IT.
I THINK THE LONGER THAT
THE NATIONS WAIT TO DO
THIS, THE BIGGER AND
BIGGER THE QUESTION OF
JERUSALEM BECOMES.
>>Chris: PARSENS SAYS
JERUSALEM SEEMS TO BE ON A
50-YEAR CYCLE OF FAVOR.
>>WHEN YOU LOOK AND SEE
NOT ONLY THE LAST 50 YEARS
WHEN THE CITY WAS
REUNIFIED IN 1967, 100
YEARS AGO, WHEN ALLEN, THE
BRITISH GENERAL, MARCHED
INTO THE CITY, LIBERATED
FROM THE OTTOMAN TURKS,
JUST AS THE BRITISH
GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTING
TO BUILD A JEWISH STATE
HERE.
EVEN 150 YEARS AGO, 1867,
GENERAL WARREN DISCOVERED
THE OLD CITY, THE ORIGINAL
CITY OF DAVID, SOUTH OF
THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
AND HECH O EACH OF THESE THINGS,
EVERY 50 YEARS, SOMETHING
HAPPENING IN JERUSALEM TO
REALLY FREE IT AND RELEASE
IT INTO ITS PROPHETIC
PURPOSES.
>>Chris: ISRAELI
LEADERS HOPE THAT ONE DAY
IT INCLUDES RELOCATING THE
EMBASSY.
>>ISRAEL REUNITED ISRAEL
50 YEARS AGO IN 1967.
BUT THE CONNECTION OF THE
JEWISH PEOPLE TO
JERUSALEM, SPIRITUALLY,
GOES BACK 2,000 YEARS.
>>OUR CLAIM, OUR PRESENCE
IN JERUSALEM, HAS BEEN
HERE FOR DECADES.
JEWS HAVE BEEN STREAMING
BACK TO THEIR ANCIENT
CAPITAL FOR YEARS.
AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE
EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO
JERUSALEM IS AN AMERICAN
RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIAL
TIES OF JERUSALEM TO THE
JEWISH PEOPLE.
IT MAY BE SYMBOLIC, BUT IT
GOES TO THE CORE OF THE
IDENTITY OF ISRAEL.
>>I THINK THE U.S. MOVING
THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
IT’S WAY OVERDUE.
AND, OF COURSE, IT WOULD
BE A BLESSING TO THE U.S.
>>Chris: IN 1950,
ISRAEL DECLARED JERUSALEM
AS ITS CAPITAL.
IN 1967, IT CAPTURED THE
OLD CITY AND THE EASTERN
PART OF JERUSALEM.
THEN IN 1980, ISRAEL
PASSED THE BASIC LAW OF
JERUSALEM THAT
INCORPORATED ALL OF THE
LAND CAPTURED IN 1967 AS
ITS CAPITAL.
THAT’S WHEN MOST EMBASSIES
LEFT JERUSALEM FOR TEL
AVIV, AND THE I.E.C.J.
MOVED IN.
>>TO REPRESENT CHRISTIANS
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
WHO WANT TO STAND IN
SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL,
HELP SECURE IT, AND HELP
IT REACH ITS DESTINY, AND
ALSO WANT TO STAND IN
SOLIDARITY WITH THEIR
CLAIM AND CONNECTION TO
JERUSALEM.
>>Chris: AND WHETHER OR
NOT THE U.S. EMBASSY
EVENTUALLY MOVES TO
JERUSALEM, PARSONS SEES A
GLORIOUS FUTURE FOR THE
CITY.
>>THIS IS WHERE THE
PROMISED SON, THE MESSIAH,
WILL RULE IN PEACE AND
RIGHTEOUSNESS.
WE’RE CHRISTIANS, SO WE
BELIEVE THAT IS JESUS.
AND THIS IS ISRAEL’S
ULTIMATE DESTINY.
>>Chris: CHRIS
MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,
JERUSALEM.
>>George: UP NEXT…IN
THE WORLD’S MOST POPULOUS
MUSLIM NATION, PROTESTORS
ARE STANDING UP FOR A
CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR.
SEE WHAT HAS BEEN RAISING
THEIR VOICES IN PROTEST,
RIGHT AFTER THIS.
>>George: AND WELCOME
BACK TO THE BROADCAST.
MANY PEOPLE IN INDONESIA
ARE STILL PROTESTING AFTER
THE FORMER CHRISTIAN
GOVERNOR THERE OF JAKARTA
WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS
IN PRISON FOR BLASPHEMY
AGAINST ISLAM.
>>Wendy: NOW AS LUCILLE
TALUSAN REPORTS, THERE IS
GROWING CONCERN THAT
ISLAMIC RADICALS ARE
TRYING TO IMPOSE THEIR
IDEOLOGY IN THE WORLD’S
LARGEST MUSLIM NATION.
>>Reporter: ANGRY AND
IIMBITTERED SUPPORTERS OF A
AHOK, BASUKI TJAHAJA
PURNAMA, GATHERED
DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF
THE CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR.
>>THIS BANNER MEANS
FREEDOM FOR AHOK.
>>Reporter: AHOK WAS
SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN
PRISON AFTER BEING FOUND
GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY
AGAINST THE QURAN.
THE CHARGE WAS BASED ON A
RE-ELECTION SPEECH, WHERE
HE ALLEGEDLY STATED THAT
VOTERS WERE BEING DECEIVED
BY HIS OPPONENTS, WHO SAID
THE QURAN PROHIBITS
MUSLIMS FROM HAVING A
NON-MUSLIM LEADER.
>>BECAUSE OF THIS
BLASPHEMY CLAUSE, MAYBE
YOU HAVE NO WILLINGNESS,
BUT JUST QUOTE THE QURAN,
AND THEY SAY YOU CONDUCT
BLASPHEMY.
>>Reporter: AHOK, A
CHRISTIAN WITH ETHNIC
CHINESE ROOTS, IS A DOUBLE
MINORITY IN INDONESIA,
WHICH IS THE WORLD’S
LARGEST MUSLIM COUNTRY.
OBSERVERS SAY THE JUDGES
MAY HAVE BEEN PRESSURED BY
RADICAL MUSLIM GROUPS.
BECAUSE THEY IGNORED THE
RECOMMENDATION OF THE
PROSECUTORS TO PUT AHOK
UNDER A TWO-YEAR PROBATION
DUE TO INSUFFICIENT
EVIDENCE.
AHOK’S CASE IS PART OF A
POLITICAL GAME PLAN FOR
THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTION.
HI WARNS THAT RADICAL
MUSLIMS ARE USING RELIGION
TO IMPOSE THEIR EXTREMIST
VIEWS ON THE COUNTRY.
>>THIS CLAIM, THIS
COUNTRY, THEY DO NOT HIDE
ANYTHING.
>>Reporter: WHILE
AHOK’S LAWYERS REPAIR AN
APPEAL TO THE HIGHER
COURTS, HIS SUPPORTERS
CONTINUE TO HOLD RALLIES.
THEY SAY THE CHRISTIAN
GOVERNOR HOLDS HOPE FOR
INDONESIA.
>>HE HAS CONDUCTED TRUE
CHANGE IN INDONESIA.
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
OURSELVES, OUR DREAMS, OUR
HOPES, OUR EXPECTATIONS,
ABOUT THE FUTURE OF
INDONESIA, ABOUT
DEMOCRACY.
>>Reporter: LUCILLE
TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,
JAKARTA.
>>Wendy: AND YOU CAN
SEE MORE STORIES OF THE
CHURCH AROUND THE WORLD.
SIMPLY GO TO
CBNNEWS.COM, AND SHARE
THEM ON YOUR Facebook
PAGE.
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
>>George: AND FINALLY
THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS,” “OPERATION
BLESSING” HAS REBUILT A
SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN IN
NEPAL.
>>Wendy: A DEADLY
EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATED THE
AREA TWO YEARS AGO, AND
DESTROYED THE ENTIRE
SCHOOL BUILDING.
STUDENTS EVENTUALLY TRIED
TO RESUME THEIR STUDIES,
BUT THE CLOSEST SCHOOL WAS
A 40-MINUTE WALK AWAY.
SO “OPERATION BLESSING”
STEPPED IN TO HELP,
PROVIDING RELIEF TO THE
DISASTER VICTIMS AND
HELPING THEM GET BACK ON
THEIR FEET THROUGH SKILLS,
TRAINING, AND
MICROENTERPRISE PROGRAMS,
AS WELL AS REBUILDING THE
ENTIRE SCHOOL.
NOW 54 CHILDREN ARE
REGISTERED AND READY TO
ATTEND CLASSES RIGHT IN
THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.
>>George: FOLKS, THAT
IS IT FOR THIS WEEK’S
EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS.”
I HOPE YOU’LL ENJOYED ALL
OF OUR STORIES.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK…
>>Wendy: FROM ALL OF US
HER, GOOD-BYE AND GOD
BLESS YOU.

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